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Tabrizi Woodcarvings in Timurid Iran (2013)


The entrance doors to the Yeşil Türbe in Bursa of western Anatolia are artefacts of manifold interest for the study of the importance of the city of Tabriz in Iran of the Timurid era. The doors to this particular tomb-shrine can be dated to the early 15th century, having been carved and constructed for the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed I who died in the month of Jumādā I, 824 A.H. The doors' inscription mentions a certain ʿAlī b. Ḥājjī Aḥmad al-Tabrīzī, hence raising the issue of a significant relationship between early Ottoman and Timurid woodworking. With the Yeşil Türbe doors of Bursa it appears example of this type of decoration for early Ottoman times. Additionally there is no other example of a master signature of Persian origin on any other Ottoman woodcarvings. This particular "master" from Tabriz is hardly in that sense unique.

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Authors & Contributors
Günergun, Feza
Pfeiffer, Judith
Elshakry, Marwa S.
Fazlioğlu, Ihsan
Güzeldere, Güven
Heeffer, Albrecht
Foundations of Science
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Medieval Encounters
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Nazariyat: İslam Felsefe ve Bilim Tarihi Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences)
Cambridge University Press
Istanbul Universitesi
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Transmission of ideas
Transmission of texts
Western world, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural comparison
Chioniades, Gregory
Kâtip Çelebi
Rashīd al-Dīn Faḍl Allāh al-Hamadānī
Time Periods
14th century
13th century
15th century
19th century
Early modern
Ottoman Empire
Persia (Iran)
Tabrīz (Iran)
Maragheh observatory

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